We all knew Mookie Betts can fly. But it turns out he can, you know, actually fly.
The Boston Red Sox outfielder began Sunday by blasting a lead-off home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer in the final game before Major League Baseball’s All-Star break.
Betts and Archer, both 2017 All-Star selections, had to get from Tampa to Miami on Sunday for the All-Star festivities, and Archer posted a photo on social media that night suggesting the two were “plane-pooling,” if you will.
Wait, is that Mookie in the cockpit chair?
It sure is. Both Betts and Archer, who share the same agent, shared Instagram posts of them in a private Cirrus VisionJet preparing for liftoff to Miami.
We probably should tell you there was a Cirrus certified pilot on board, but both Betts and Archer took turns operating the aircraft, per ESPN. In all honesty, we shouldn’t be surprised Betts can fly a plane — the 24-year-old is a world-class bowler in his spare time, after all.
It appears the two made it safe and sound, which is good because the 24-year-old Betts is in the American League’s starting lineup Tuesday night.
Thumbnail photo via Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports Images